I’ve been attending H-Artistry parties since the very first one back in 2008 and my track record is every single H-Artistry – The Global Art of Mixing party held in Kuala Lumpur over the past six (6) years! No bad eh? Well you can read more stories on my blog about the previous parties HERE (click!).
I’ve always enjoyed H-Artistry parties as it was a chance to party with my friends over some great drinks while watching some great entertainment in a super club setting. So it was with quite some excitement and anticipation that I packed my bags and headed up north to Penang together with MHB’s Naomi, Adrienne and Chelsea for the first H-Artistry party of 2014!
We flew up to Penang from Kuala Lumpur on the morning of the party itself (17 Mat 2014) and got there just in time for the artiste press conference.
(click on the individual photos below to open a larger version)
The press conference was quite an intimate and informal affair with members of the media asking the artistes some questions about what to expect from their performance at H-Artistry and even some quirky questions from the females like which male artiste was single (which had both media and artistes alike cracking with laughter). As usual it was a good mix of artistes from the East and West; Australia, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
After the press conference it was a quick lunch then back to the hotel room to rest and recharge – after all, it was going to be another epic party in Penang!
[Post updated on 11 July 2014 with the video from the event]
In the evening, it was over to SPICE Penang (formerly known as PISA) for the party which kicked off at 7.00pm in the H-Artistry Art of Mixing Zone chilling and mingling over the four (4) signature long drinks. An eye catching performance by the H-Artistry dancers got everyone’s attention for a while after which event host and MC Julie Woon invited everyone into the main arena for the party!
Red and black was the theme of the night and this was evident in both the Art of Mixing Zone as well as the main party arena which featured a large stage set-up and LED backdrops. The H-Artistry photobooth was also located in this area as opposed to outside in previous parties. Well sometimes it’s good to mix things up to keep things fresh!
The opening sequence featured a laser show with striking LED visuals and the first act of the night was Paperplane Pursuit (PPP) who serenaded the crowd with their hits such as “Everybody Wants Somebody” and “Higher”. Malaysia’s latest pop sensation had the crowd singing along to some of their hits which are currently being played on the local airwaves. The first collaboration of the night saw PPP mixing it up with H-Project DJ’s to perform the up-tempo “Beats Of Your Love”.
The secret identity H-Project DJ’s who performed at the Red Party at PLAY at The Roof earlier this year,went on to deliver a hard EDM set. At the end of their set, their identities were revealed as DJ Ernest C, and DJ Reeve removed their helmets and were greeted with applause by the surprised crowd!
The females in the crowd went nuts as Taiwan’s EDM/mandopop band, Magic Power took to the stage, and they certainly didn’t disappoint and had the crowd lapping for more after delivering “Never Play By The Rules”, “Super Hero”, as well as “Love The Way You Lie” (originally by Eminem) in the second collaboration of the night with Paperplane Pursuit.
Australian queen of big room beats, the pretty DJ Brooklyn took over the deck and dropped her EDM beats. She’s extremely friendly and happily obliged for photos with us. Not one of those diva stars!
Malaysian electro house trio, Imma*Bleep*Youup took the party all the way until the end with their EDM beats accompanied by some sexy dancers who added some nice eye candy at this year’s party. I hope to see them again at future parties!
Now here are more photos from the night. Click on the individual photos to open a larger version.
It was another very enjoyable super club experience and I can’t wait for the big HALO at the end of this year.
To enjoy a party properly, you should always drink responsibly and this was something that H-Artistry believes in as well and they were nice enough to provide subsidized taxis for party-goers to return home. The complimentary drinks stopped at 11.30, 1 hour and a half before the event ended to allow guests to unwind and a special chill-out zone within the venue was set up for party goers to relax after the party ended. A free-flow of mineral water was provided for everyone. Food and drink vendors were made available outside the event venue for guests to relax and recharge after the party. It was also good to see that the organisers had medical personnel on standby in case of any emergencies.
H-Artistry events are by-invite-only, and are open to non-Muslims aged 18 above.
For more info on H-Artistry, head over to www.h-artistry.com.my